Land Rover is hard at work on a replacement for the Defender. Land Rover gave us a preview of what the next-generation Defender could be like at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with the DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts. Now Land Rover is bringing updated versions of the two concepts to the LA Auto Show this week to gauge public reaction and to explore the possibility of bringing the Defender back to the US market.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director said, “Our intention is to introduce the all new Defender in the middle of the decade – there’s a lot of work to do to meet these dates and our concepts are just the start of the journey. We are here in LA to showcase our DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts and start to actively explore the possibility of bringing the future Defender to North America.”
Although Land Rover claims that the concepts have been updated, it is difficult to notice the changes. The concepts now ride on 20-inch alloy wheels and the DC100 concept gets expedition accessories with a raised air-intake ‘snorkel’ for wading and a roof rack.